Meaning of FAMILY in English


I. noun


a group of persons of or regarded as of common ancestry

traditionally all people belong to the family of Noah

Synonyms: clan, folk, house, kin, kindred, lineage, race, stock, tribe

Related Word: brood, dynasty, line, stirp, strain; issue, offspring, progeny

Idioms: kith and kin, one's own flesh and blood


a group of usually related persons living in one house and under one head

was the only child in her family

Synonyms: folks, house, household, ménage

II. adjective

Synonyms: domestic 1, home, household

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